Plainsboro is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 22,884 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Plainsboro is the 84th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Plainsboro are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Plainsboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plainsboro is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainsboro who work in computer science and math (21.24%), management occupations (18.45%), and business and financial occupations (10.26%).
Also of interest is that Plainsboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Plainsboro has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
In Plainsboro, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Plainsboro use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Plainsboro‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Plainsboro, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Plainsboro is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.32% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Plainsboro in 2018 was $55,612, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $222,448 for a family of four.
Plainsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Plainsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainsboro residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Plainsboro include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
Plainsboro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 50.11%.
The most common language spoken in Plainsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.